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    #1

    What does this mean?

    I don't understand the meaning of the following sentence. It's a Joshua Reynolds quote. Please help me, ladies and gentlemen.

    "There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking."

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    #2

    Re: What does this mean?

    A man will try everything to avoid thinking, because thinking is tiring.

    Is it more understandable?

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    Re: What does this mean?

    Yeah, that pretty much sums it up!

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    #4

    Re: What does this mean?

    I want to know what "resort" means here.

    I can't find the proper meaning of "resort" in the dictionaries.

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    #5

    Re: What does this mean?

    "Resort to" means seek help in (in this context).

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